EPPO Global Database

Echinochloa polystachya(ECHPO)

Code created in: 2004-04-20

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ECHPO
  • Preferred name: Echinochloa polystachya
  • Authority: (Kunth) Hitchcock


Southern USA, Caribbean, Mexico to Argentina. Cultivated as a forage grass, and introduced for that purpose into tropical Africa and Asia

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Echinochloa polystachya var. polystachya (Kunth) Hitchcock
Echinochloa spectabilis (Nees) Link
Panicum spectabile Nees
Pseudechinolaena polystachya (Kunth) Stapf

Common names
Name Language
creeping rivergrass English
German grass English
Angolagras German
aleman grass Spanish
hierba de corzo Spanish (CU)
pasto alemán Spanish (CU)
pelillo Spanish
canarana Portuguese (BR)
canarana-pilosa Portuguese (BR)
capim-da-praia Portuguese (BR)